On April 20, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that requests comment on a number of proposals that the Commission believes will help it carry out its statutory goals under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act. Generally, the NPRM proposes to (i) change the FCC's allotment rules and procedures to significantly reduce or eliminate station moves and upgrades, especially into or near urbanized areas, (ii) modify the AM and FM auction procedures, and (iii) make other related changes to the FCC's technical rules.

Comments to the NPRM are due by July 13, 2009, and reply comments are due by August 11, 2009.

A copy of the NPRM is available here.